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Komplexe Silbenkernschreibungen im Englischen im Vergleich mit dem Deutschen 


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Complex nuclei (e.g. ) can be explained rather straightforwardly in German, while English is considered more or less arbitrary in this respect. Based on the insight gained by research on German, the system behind this kind of cluster is described for English. The methods that are developed and employed will finally be applied to German, leading to new insights. Both writing systems have in common the existence of prototypical first and second parts and the great influence of the relative second parts on the correspondence of the diphthong. The English system shows more combinations than the German system, but it is by far not as random as generally assumed.